Early Bird Rate
Advance Rate
Standard Rate
On or Before
Nov 30, 2017
On or Before
Dec 31, 2017
Jan 1 – Feb 11, 2018#
1 Ophthalmologists US $500 US $550 US $650
2 Trainees*** US $250 US $275 US $325
3 Healthcare Professionals/
Administrators ^
US $250 US $275 US $325
4 Trade Delegates * US $400 US $450 US $550
5 Developing Nations
(Rank 51 – 100) **
US $250 US $275 US $325
6 Developing Nations
(Rank 101+) **
US $125 US $140 US $165
7 Exhibitors  US $100 US $150 US $200
8 Accompanying Persons US $100 US $150 US $200
9 One-Day Pass N/A N/A US $200

^ Including Optometrists/Opticians/Orthoptists/Nurses/Ophthalmic Photographers/ Technicians/Administrators/Eye Bank Personnel/Prevention of Blindness Organizations/Visual Scientists/Nonophthalmic Physicians, etc.
* Trade delegate badges can only be purchased via the Exhibitor Center.
** Country ranking based on information provided by the International Monetary Fund (2016).
*** Registration in the trainee category will not be available during on-site registration. If you miss the deadline for online registration, you will need to pay the full amount on-site. A partial refund can be granted AFTER the 2018 Congress has ended, upon submission of the completed trainee declaration form to afterwards.
 Exhibitors are only allowed to enter the Exhibition Hall. Exhibitors are NOT permitted to enter the Sessions Rooms to attend any Invited Programs or Submitted Programs. Please use a trade delegate badge for attending the Scientific Sessions.
# Online registration will close on January 20, 2018 (Hong Kong time, GMT+8). If you miss the online registration deadline, please register onsite at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For group registration of 5 or more individuals, please contact

Group Registration

For more registration of more than 5 delegates, please complete and return the group registration form to the APAO secretariat at

Online Payment Security and Data Privacy

  •  Master Card, Visa, American Express and Alipay  are accepted for online payment.
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  • Personal information collected through the system will be used solely for the 32nd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress. No personal data will be disclosed to third parties by the Organizer.
  • The Registration and Abstract Submission System has 128-bit SSL encryption on all pages that handle sensitive information.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, a written request stating your full name and registered email address must be sent to the APAO 2018 Congress Secretariat by email at Cancellations received in writing to the Congress Secretariat by December 31, 2017, will be accepted and registration fees will be fully refunded. For written requests received by January 15, 2018, your registration fee will be refunded less an administrative fee of US $50 per person, per meeting. The refund, after deducting the administrative fee, will be processed after the Congress only. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after January 15, 2018, or non-attendance at the Congress.